Motion Industries, Inc., Birmingham, Ala., a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, and a provider of industrial technology solutions, has named Chris Cleland to Senior Vice President of Strategy and Markets.
In his new role, Cleland will lead the company’s strategy development for its business groups, plus the ecommerce and digital teams. He will report to James Howe, Motion’s Executive Vice President – Chief Commercial Officer/Chief Technology Officer.
Cleland’s career spans over 25 years in consulting, strategy, marketing, branding, ecommerce, business development and transformation. In his previous role as Principal Consultant at Cummings Creative Group (CCG), for the past 20 years, he led multiple successful initiatives across several industry verticals, driving growth and innovation for clients — including 12+ years consulting with Motion on marketing and strategy projects.
Before his time with CCG, Cleland was President/Owner of LithoSigns and a Sales Manager with Citadel Broadcasting.